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Paolo G. CarozzaPaolo G. Carozza

Professor of Law
Director, Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies
Affiliated/Concurrent Faculty, Department of Political Science
(JD, Harvard Law School, 1989)
130 Hesburgh Center

Geographic focus: International; Latin America; Western Europe

Thematic interests: Comparative constitutional law; human rights; law and human development; international law; European and Latin American legal traditions

Current research: His current research revolves around the relationships between law, human rights, education, and integral human development.

Selected publications:

  • Italian Constitutional Justice in Global Context (with Vittoria Barsotti, Marta Cartabia, and Andrea Simoncini) (Oxford University Press, 2016)

  • “The Problematic Applicability of Subsidiarity to International Law,” American Journal of Jurisprudence 61, 1 (2016)

  • “The Anglo-Latin Divide and the Future of the Inter-American System of Human Rights” Notre Dame Journal of Comparative Law 5, 1 (2015), available at:

  • “On Solidarity in International Law” (with Luigi Crema), study commissioned and published by the Caritas in Veritate Foundation, available at: (2014)

  • Comparative Legal Traditions: Text, Materials and Cases on Western Law (with Mary Ann Glendon and Colin B. Picker) (4th ed., West Academic Publishing, 2014); also coauthored 3rd edition (2007)

  • “The Right and the Good, and the Place of Freedom of Religion in Human Rights,” Communio International Catholic Review 456–472 (Summer–Fall 2013)

  • “Human Rights, Human Dignity, and Human Experience,” in Christopher McCrudden, ed., Understanding Human Dignity (Proceedings of the British Academy/Oxford University Press, 2013)

  • Regional Protection of Human Rights (with Dinah Shelton) (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed., 2013)

  • “Religión, Libertad Religiosa y Derechos Humanos: ¿Integración, colaboración, o conflicto?,” in Jorge Traslosheros ed., Libertad Religiosa y Estado Laico: Voces, Fundamentos y Realidades (Editorial Porrua, 2012)

  • “The Catholic Church, Human Rights and Democracy: Convergence and Conflict with the Modern State” (with Daniel Philpott), in Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 15, 3 (2012)

  • Esperienza Elementare e Diritto (Guerini e Associati 2011) (with Andrea Simoncini, Lorenza Violini, and Marta Cartabia). English translation, “Elementary Experience and Law,” available at

  • “Esboços históricos de uma tradição latino-americana da ideia de direitos humanos,” in Narciso Leandro Xavier Baez and Douglass Cassel, eds., A Realização e a Proteção Internacional dos Direitos Humanos Fundamentais - Desafios do Século XXI (Editora Unoesc, 2011)

  • “Human Dignity in Constitutional Adjudication,” in Tom Ginsburg and Rosalind Dixon, eds., Comparative Constitutional Law (Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2011) 

  • “I diritti umani, l'«arte» della democrazia e il «gusto per la libertà locale»,” in Marta Cartabia and Andrea Simoncini, eds.,  La Sostenibilità Della Democrazia Nel XXI Secolo (Il Mulino, 2009)

  • “Il traffico dei diritti umani nell’età postmoderna,” in Luca Antonini ed., Il traffico dei diritti insaziabili (Rubbettino Editore, 2007)

  • “La perspectiva histórica del aporte latinoamericano al concepto de los derechos económicos, sociales y culturales,” in Alicia Yamin ed., Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales en América Latina: Del Invento a la Herramienta (Centro Internacional de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo, 2006)

  • “The Universal Common Good and the Authority of International Law,” Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 8, 1 (2006)

  • “My Friend is a Stranger”: The Death Penalty and the Global Ius Commune of Human Rights,” Texas Law Review 81 (2003)

  • “From Conquest to Constitutions: Retrieving a Latin American Tradition of the Idea of Human Rights,” Human Rights Quarterly 25 (2003)

  • “Subsidiarity as a Structural Principle of International Human Rights Law,” American Journal of International Law 97 (2003) 

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